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Ensuring better access to education for the disabled

Abdul Razak, Dzulkifli (2019) Ensuring better access to education for the disabled. New Straits Times, September 6, 2019.

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In Malaysia, some 488,948 OKUs were registered with the Jabatan Kebajikan Masyarakat as at October last year. But the number of them gaining an education is relatively small. For example, the International Islamic University Malaysia, which launched its own Disability Inclusion Policy in November last year which is in tandem with the university’s raison d’etre, has some 150 and 10 OKU students and staff respectively. This is due to a number of barriers such as attitude, financial, physical, communication and organisational. The latest being migrational in nature. Indeed, in 2016 the UN estimated that less than half of the world’s six million refugee children were in school. Lesser still in university.

Item Type: Article (Newspaper)
Additional Information: 8585/75012
Uncontrolled Keywords: OKU ; Jabatan Kebajikan Masyarakat ; disabled
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC65 Social aspects of education
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Office of the Rector
Depositing User: Tan Sri Dzulkifli Abdul Razak
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2019 15:22
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2020 15:57
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/75012

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